Malice is the intention to cause harm. If someone feels malice toward you, look out! They've got bad intentions.

Just like the Spanish mal, this is a word for badness or evil. Malice isn't just any evil, though: it's evil done intentionally by someone seeking to do harm. People feel malice for people they hate. Malice is even stronger than spite. Out of all the emotions and thoughts you can have, malice is one of the most dangerous. Just about every villain in every movie and TV show is full of malice.

Definitions of malice
  1. noun
    feeling a need to see others suffer
    synonyms: maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom
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    type of:
    malevolence, malignity
    wishing evil to others
  2. noun
    the quality of threatening evil
    synonyms: malevolence, malevolency
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    bitchiness, cattiness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness
    malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    cruelness, cruelty, harshness
    the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
    beastliness, meanness
    the quality of being deliberately mean
    brutality, ferociousness, savagery, viciousness
    the trait of extreme cruelty
    cruelty evidence by a capability to commit murder
    type of:
    evil, evilness
    the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
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